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The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, August 7 Edition

Kingdom of Magic's Luke Fairchild, who's a member of the Bushy family.
Do you think Diablo Cody made up the phrase "Honest to blog"? Me neither...

Backbeat Online reviews an appearance by Witchcraft, Dead Child and Kingdom of Magic at the Marquis Theater, listens in to Abracastabya at Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, and finds something positive to say about the Yes album Tormato. There's something terribly wrong about that. Cafe Society posts a eulogy for La Praviana, another dear, departed eatery. The Cat's Pajamas takes a whiff of a very flowery Christina Aguilera. And Demver reveals Tent State University's sleepover plans during the DNC. Don't let the bed bugs bite. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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